This is the biggest toad I’ve ever seen in Michigan. He was about 4 inches long and 3 inches wide. He was sitting on a patio stone by the side door of the cottage. I didn’t know what variety of toad he was. I imagined he was maybe the my-head-is-so-big-I-can’t-lift-it-off-my-fingers toad. Or the inward-facing-three-toed toad. Maybe the Princess-I-dare-you-to-kiss-me toad. Then I did a bit of research. I think he is Bufo Americanus, the Eastern American Toad. He eats 3200 insects in a season. I imagine that can blob up a toad pretty fast. And he “will frequent night lights.” Really? Night lights? He “frequents” night lights? I have a night light in my bathroom . And one in my kitchen. If he starts “frequenting” those he and I are going to have a serious chat. Speaking of which, when Bufo chats, he sounds like a squeaky cupboard door.
Long Lake Blob ‘o Toad